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Re: [ANNOUNCEMENT] [1.7] Updated: cygwin-1.7.0-67

On Mon, Nov 30, 2009 at 12:11 PM, Dave Korn
<> wrote:
> Ken Brown wrote:
>> On 11/30/2009 11:23 AM, Robert Pendell wrote:
>>> I guess a side question here is if TMP does not exist then should it
>>> be defaulting to the system wide TEMP variable, the one defined in
>>> .bashrc for the user or should it even be created at all? ÂI posted an
>>> strace and it shows TEMP set to /tmp but patch still uses TMP instead
>>> and since TMP doesn't exist it looks like cygwin sets TMP to the
>>> system wide one by default.
>> Are you sure TMP doesn't exist? ÂOn my system TMP is set in the Windows
>> environment. ÂCygwin just takes that variable and converts the filename
>> to Unix format. ÂSo unless you unset TMP somewhere in your startup
>> files, TMP will exist (at least in XP; I don't have experience with
>> other systems).
> ÂI think this is the nub of it. ÂOn posix systems the /tmp dir is a vital
> system directory, and cygwin should not import the windows version of it,
> because unlike the real /tmp dir it won't have been created with the right
> posix perms by setup.exe.
> Â Âcheers,
> Â Â ÂDaveK

Is there a reason for not using the cygwin /tmp folder by default?
Sorry but I am trying to scratch a curiosity itch at this point.

Robert Pendell
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"A perfect world is one of chaos."

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